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Today's Sports

  • One race finish disputed

    One of the more dramatic finishes of the day in this past Saturday’s West Las Vegas Middle School Invite came in the boys’ 800-meter run.

    A late surge by West’s Miguel Coca gave him a split-second, photo-finish win over Memorial’s Leandro Garduño — or did it?

    Garduño’s mother Maria questioned the official outcome of the race, producing home video and still images that appear to show her son finishing just ahead of Coca.

  • Youth Soccer - April 19, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming weekend matchups are as follows:

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park
    Chivas vs. Fire; Rapids vs. Earthquakes; Sounders vs. Dynamo; United vs. Crew

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park
    Galaxy-Mora vs. Juventus; Real Madrid vs. Hot Spurs; AC Milan vs. Manchester City

    U10 DIVISION
    Matches to be played Saturday at Mountain View (Richard Padilla Park)

  • Van Slyke honored by PCL

    Pacific Coast League

    ROUND ROCK, Texas  — Scott Van Slyke of the Albuquerque Isotopes and Brad Mills of the Round Rock Express have been named Pacific Coast League Player and Pitcher of the Week for the extended opening week of April 4-14, the league office announced Monday.

  • Little League - April 19, 2013

    La Plaza Little League will host Opening Day this coming Saturday at Rodriguez Park.

    Activity begins with early games at 8 a.m. and continues through the day. At noon, the league will hold opening ceremonies at the main Little League field.

  • Go Fish - April 19, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    April 16:
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using worms under a bobber and Power Bait for trout. No reports on perch..
    Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was fair using grubs, nightcrawlers and swim baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using jerk baits and crank baits for white bass.
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas
    • NMHU at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games Softball
    • LCC at El Paso (DH), 1 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tennis
    • Robertson at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Howard (DH), 11 a.m., Big Spring, Texas

  • Chavez stars in elite meet

    It’s been a while since Alonzo Chavez first proved he can hang with the best high school distance runners in New Mexico, regardless of school size or classification.

    On Monday, he proved something more.

    Chavez left his competition battling for second place in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs. That alone is hardly news, but this day’s triumph came at the Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational, a track and field meet reserved for the state’s elite prep tracksters from big schools to small.

  • Cowboys ride huge third inning

    Prolific hitting and the penchant for multiple-run innings are typical for a Steve Jones-coached Highlands baseball team.

    But the bottom of the third inning Sunday was something else altogether.

    After neither team scored through the first two and a half frames, NMHU pinned nine runs on Colorado Christian in that inning and coasted to a 9-3 victory at Brandt Park.

    The win gave Highlands a series split with the Cougars, who’d entered the weekend with only four wins.

  • Dons first, Lady Dons second in...

    Following up on a strong team finish in their own West Las Vegas Invitational, the Dons and Lady Dons finished first and second, respectively, in the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Fort Sumner Qualifier this past Saturday.

    On the boys’ side, West compiled 116.5 team points to seize first place, outpointing second-place Tucumcari (90) and third-place Santa Rosa (87) in a 12-school field.

  • Four homers for ‘Topes

    While professional baseball honored Jackie Robinson Monday, the Albuquerque Isotopes paid tribute with four jacks in an 11-5 clobbering of Iowa.

    Isotopes first baseman Scott Van Slyke went 2 for 4 with two home runs to boost his Pacific Coast League-leading total to six.

    Also dangerous on the offensive end was Albuquerque shortstop Dee Gordon, who connected three times in five at-bats — including a two-run triple — for three RBI and stole three bases. His eight thefts is first in the PCL this spring.